A group of small business owners represented by the Maine Small Business Coalition reiterated their support for Question 1 on this November's ballot. Question 1 would require more disclosure of outside spending in candidate elections; increase penalties for breaking campaign finance laws; and fully fund the state's Clean Elections law.
As small business owners, we advocate for policies that promote responsible economic development, environmental stewardship, and investment in community. We are the backbone of Maine’s economy, and we help provide a political voice for Maine’s small business community. We believe that good economic policy works both for small business owners and the customers they serve.
Click to read more about why Maine Small Business Coalition members support the citizen initiative to raise Maine's minimum wage in 2016.
Members of the Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) said Question 1 would elevate the voice of small businesses and everyday Mainers in the political process by increasing transparency in elections and limiting the influence that wealthy special interests and large corporations have on politicians.
The Maine Small Business Coalition (MSBC) launched a series of statewide advertisements on local radio, expressing the frustration of small business owners with House Republicans’ insistence on a state budget that cuts taxes for the wealthiest Mainers.